David López-Carr on Population, Development, and Climate Change, Oct 23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Climate and Health IdeaLab (CHIL) presents David López-Carr, Professor of Geography, Director of the Latin American and Iberian Studies program, and head of the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

We will hear from Professor López-Carr from 12-1 on Thursday, October 23rd in Blum B100! Lunch will be served, please RSVP to secure your spot.

Professor López-Carr works on links among population, health, rural development, agriculture, and marine and forest resource use, with a geographic focus on Latin America, Africa, and Asia. He has co-authored over 100 conference papers and approximately 100 articles in the field. He has served as PI on grants from NASA, NIH, and NSF, enjoyed collaborations with the IHDP, USAID, WWF, TNC, CI, and the IPCC, and has authored publications on land use/cover change, protected areas, migration and fertility. Specific health-related projects include evaluation and planning integrated population, health, and environment programs in global priority conservation zones, working for Direct Relief International on mapping health-environment dynamics, and for the Obama administration's $63 billion six-year Global Health Initiative.

López-Carr received his BA in Spanish Literature (with a minor in Geology) from Bates College, and his PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina, where he also held an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center. López-Carr has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Latin America and in 70 countries worldwide.

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